The 16th annual Lumberjack Festival comes to Kapuskasing this weekend.

The event kicks off this evening at 5:00PM in Riverside Park followed by a parade through downtown and then the opening ceremonies, the Rawhide Rodeo at 7:00PM and fireworks to finish off the evening tonight at 11:00PM.

Amateur Lumberjack events begin tomorrow at 9:00AM and run through the day with a new event, a BMX stunt show beginning at 11:00AM.

The festival wraps up Sunday, this is the largest festival in the region and brings in thousands to Kapuskasing every year closing off all of Riverside Park on McPherson and Riverside Road all the way to the Civic Centre.